A primary source (also called original source) can be an artifact, a document, a recording, a personal letter, memoirs or other source of information that was created at the time under study. A primary source serves as an original source of information about the topic.
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Covers 5 key cities in African American History: Atlanta, Chicago, New York, St. Louis and various towns in North Carolina. Contains newspapers and periodicals, correspondence, official records, oral histories, and photographs from early 1800’s to present. Topics covered include desegregation, urban renewal, housing, civil rights, protests, race relations, labor history, and arts and culture.
Contains Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, which features Interdisciplinary essays written by leading scholars on the Black Experience, The International Index to Black periodicals, which covers scholarly and popular Black Studies journals, including full text for many titles. The Marshall Index,a guide to black periodicals for the years 1940-1946.
Historic Black Newspapers, including the full digital files of The Chicago Defender (1910-1975) and The Daily Defender (1956-1975) and Black Literature Index, which features over 70,000 bibliographic citations for fiction, poetry and literary reviews published in 110 black periodicals and newspapers between 1827-1940.
Module one (Federal government records) consists of 37 collections of organizational records and personal papers and contains records of civil rights organization and personal papers on African American life in the 20th century. The second module (Organizational records and personal papers) is comprised of 36 collections from federal government agencies and contains records on the major milestones and events in the civil rights movement